Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 29
Punjab and Haryana are among the eight states that contributed around 71 per cent of the 496 Covid-19 deaths over the past 24 hours while the national toll rose to 1,36,696.
The other six states with top daily fatality load are Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Delhi reported the maximum new fatalities (89) followed by Maharashtra (88), West Bengal (52), Haryana (30) and Punjab (28).
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Twenty-two states and Union Territories have case fatality rate less than the national average of 1.46%. These include Haryana (1.03%) and Ladakh (1.39%).
India’s Covid case count today reached 93,92,919 with 41,810 new infections in a day as against 42,298 recoveries. The active caseload remains below 5 lakh at 4,53,956, which is 4.83% of the total confirmed cases.
Of the 41,810 fresh confirmed Covid cases, 70.43% are from Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.
Kerala leads the tally with 6,250 new cases followed by Maharashtra (5,965) and Delhi (4,998). Total recovered cases stand at 8,802,267, taking the national recovery rate to 93.71%.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, over 13.95 crore samples have been tested up to November 28 with 12,83,449 samples being tested on Saturday alone.
The Union Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent deaths occurred due to comorbidities.